Cool Gadgets & Stuff

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Samsung Gear S first look and hands-on

By Paul Lester,

There’s a debate around whether smart watches are a passing fad or a genuinely useful accessory that’ll make it into that elusive group of “must have” gadgets. To date some of the more successful models have sacrificed a degree of… Read article

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What the critics think of the new Apple Watch

By Paul Lester,

Apple had two big announcements at its Cupertino event – the new iPhone, of course, and somewhat surprisingly, the Apple Watch. It’s been finished at last. Well, it hasn’t been finished – it’s not going to be available until early… Read article

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Acton’s RocketSkates – first smart electric skates

By David Martin,

RocketSkaters by ACTON are the newest on-shoe skating option. Take roller-skates, add electric engines and balancing technologies and you get RocketSkaters! They may sound simple but it took a lot of research and hard work for the founder of ACTON… Read article

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Singtrix, the next generation of karaoke machines?

By Andrew Rafter,

The makers of Guitar Hero, Singtrix have announced a new all-in-one Karaoke system that promises to make bad singers sound good and good singers sound great. So does it deliver on its promise? Retailing at £299 for the party bundle pack, you… Read article

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Streaming high with the new Parrot Bebop Drone

By Gabrielle Pickard,

American citrus farmers are flying drones over their crops in order to check harvests for ripeness. Estate agents are taking enticing air videos to show to would-be customers. Roof inspections can be carried out by drones, saving time, money and… Read article

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5 great gadgets for Mother’s Day 2014

By Paul Lester,

This Sunday it’s Mother’s Day, so we thought we would recommend a selection of some interesting gadgets that you could give your mum to make her feel special! Headonizm Head Massager Perfect for: Stressed out mums It’s stressful being a… Read article

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Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove”: What the critics are saying

By Gabrielle Pickard,

“Of all the exciting, innovative products we’ve seen at CES this year, the Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove” prototype is unquestionably the best of the best,” Engadget, January 2014. When you consider the international CES is the biggest annual consumer electronics and… Read article

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Scalextric RCS – there’s an app for that…

By Paul Lester,

Surely one of the defining toys of its generation, Scalextric has modernised itself for the smartphone age with the new Scalextric RCS set, the first slot car Race Control System that allows you to wirelessly manage races through an app… Read article

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Onewheel, the self-balancing electric skateboard

By Gabrielle Pickard,

There were, by all accounts, plenty of innovative and interesting toys on display at this year’s CES. As attending technology journalists were busy scribbling down the wondrous worthies of the best innovations, one of the most saturated desks had to… Read article